AXA in Asia Pacific
AXA has over 170 years of experience in Asia. The 1st known policy signed in Asia was issued in the Philippines by the Union Insurance Society of Canton in 1839. The Hong Kong-based Union was formed in Canton, China in 1835. Union was acquired by British Insurer Guardian Royal Exchange (GRE) in the 1960s. The AXA Group bought GRE, making Union its wholly owned subsidiary in 1999.